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Virginia Governor and First Lady Announce New Funding for Early Childhood Education

Virginia
December 13, 2019

Office for Children Hosts Visit with Early Head Start Family Child Care Partner

On December 10, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam announced that hisproposed budget will include $94.8 million in new funding for early childhood care and…

Herndon Senior Center Will Stay Open Later on Friday and Saturday Evenings

Herndon
December 2, 2019

The Herndon Senior Center wants to help make your weekend count! Starting January 3, 2020, the center will stay open an additional four hours (through 8 p.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays to accommodate members who work during the day. Herndon is one of 14 Senior Centers in Fairfax…

F.A.S.T. Partners with Non-Profit to Collect Sneakers for Local Athletes

F.A.S.T.
November 12, 2019

Registration Open for Sharing Shoes Basketball Clinic on December 1

For the second year, F.A.S.T., short for Fairfax Athletes Stand Together, is partnering with non-profit Sharing Shoes to collect new and gently used sneakers for local athletes. This…

Community Center Teen Designs Winning Logo for Fairfax Prevention Coalition

Community

Fairfax 50+ Podcast: NCS Educator Jacqueline Rich Talks Seniors and Technology

Fairfax
November 4, 2019

Older adults and technology don’t exactly go hand in hand – or do they? According to Jacqueline Rich, NCS Information Technology Educator, it’s a common misconception that seniors are afraid to use technology.

Rich, who teaches technology courses at the county’s 14 Senior Centers, recently discussed her thoughts with host Jim Person on Fairfax 50+, the county’s podcast series for…

Fairfax County Honored with 2019 NACCED Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing

Fairfax
November 1, 2019

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) has selected Lewinsville Center as the 2019 Award of Excellence recipient. Located in McLean, Virginia, the Lewinsville Center project included the redevelopment of the 8.66-acre site of the original Lewinsville…

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Hold Annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony

Fairfax
October 30, 2019

The Fairfax County Master Gardeners ushered in 21 new Master Gardener graduates and gave out milestone awards at the 2019 Fall Membership Meeting & Awards Ceremony on October 16. The awards included a special surprise Certificate of Appreciation recognizing Adria Bordas, Unit Coordinator and Senior Extension Agent - Horticulture, for her 18 years of service to the ...

NCS Co-Sponsors Speaker Series on Race and Social Equity

NCS
October 30, 2019

In partnership with Fairfax County Public Libraries and One Fairfax, NCS is co-sponsoring “Chat and Chew,” a speaker series on race and social equity. The series stemmed from the Food Equity Summit held in May 2019 and serves as a broader platform to engage and educate the community about how race and social inequities are impacting…

NCS Supports Community Schools, Vision Screenings for Preschoolers

NCS
October 10, 2019

Most learning during childhood is visual, and healthy vision is critical to success in the classroom. Yet, one in 20 preschoolers – and one in four school-age children – is affected by vision problems, according to Prevent Blindness America. Despite that, the…

NCS Invites You to Fall Festival in Chantilly

October 9, 2019

Join the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services for our second annual Fall Festival at Ox Hill Baptist Church in Chantilly! This event is FREE to the community and offers lots of information, exhibits and fun for the whole family. Co-sponsored by NCS in partnership with Ox Hill Baptist Church, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and Pohanka Acura.

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